Wednesday 12 April 2017

Legion, my honest opinion.

Hey everybody, today I'll be talking about the series Legion. Originally I wasn't going to watch the series until later but since I read a lot of strong opinions about it I went along and watched it anyway.

Before you read further you should be aware this post contains spoilers and I'll be telling you my own opinion so it'll be my view on the series which very well could be a whole different view of yours. This doesn't mean one of us is wrong, it just means we experienced it differently.

When I started watching it didn't make a lot of sense to me. The storyline was very vague and it was exhausting to keep track with what was actually happening and what was a hallucination of David. As the series evolved it got a lot more interesting getting to know the other characters and learning about what's actually wrong with David but I have to say I found the storyline very slow.

A lot of things happened for no reason and didn't add a lot to the story. As an example the doctor, You see a lot of fragments of David's memory where he went to a psychologist. They spend a lot of time trying to find out what happened there and what he did to the doctor. When they finally find the doctor it turns out to be a set up and the bad guy's are there waiting for them but that doesn't take away we still don't know what happened.
Same story goes for his adoptive dad who used to read abusive stories to David when he was a child. The cartoon of 'the angriest boy ever' is used as a version of Farouk The Shadow King throughout the whole story but apart from that we don't really get to see the end of the story. Was his adoptive dad abusive? Were the times he read the stories hallucinations as well?

I did like the part where David was trapped by Farouk but his sub consciousness creates a different version of himself and the two David's come to learn about how to properly wage a mind control war.

I'm left with a lot of questions. What's the deal with Oliver, I'm guessing we'll learn a lot more about his gifts in season two? The Lenny we saw first in the looney bin, she was real right? Syd could see her so she must have been but than again other people claimed she was a guy the whole time? What was that all about?

Basically if found it a little bit much. I was waiting for a grand finally but it didn't really came. I had a hard time keeping track and I didn't enjoyed it as much as I'd hoped.
I'm not saying it's a bad series, I imagine a lot of people did enjoy it but it wasn't really my thing. That doesn't take away that I hope you'll enjoy it if you consider watching it!

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